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Taking A Business International with Julia Kay of Great Wrap

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Welcome to Unstrictly Business, a podcast all about work-life balance, combating burnout, and cultivating success inside and outside the office. We do this by sharing behind-the-scenes interviews with successful business owners as well as other resources for busy business people. I'm your host, Calli! I'm the Founder of “Do Well Dept,” an inclusive online community that helps passionate work-from-home entrepreneurs & remote businesses achieve overall wellbeing for themselves, their employees, and their business. 


This week’s guest is Julia Kay, the co-founder of Great Wrap an Australian made and owned compostable stretch wrap company based in Melbourne, and this year they’re on a mission to remove 8,910,000 tonnes of plastic stretch wrap sent to America's landfills each year. 


And what’s really cool for all my American listeners is that they are launching in the United States this summer. Julia and her partner Jordy launched Great Wrap in 2020 after they noticed the excessive amount of plastic stretch wrap that was heading straight to landfill each year. Jordy, a former winemaker and Julia, a former architect knew they needed to find a solution. 


Personally, I’ve struggled to find a perfect saran wrap/cling wrap solution for my home so I was really excited to learn more. But where Julia and Jordy are really reducing the amount of plastic that goes into landfills is by decreasing the amount of plastic wrap used in shipping. Incredibly, they found a way to turn potato scraps into their stretch wrap that won’t put any more microplastics out into the environment.


In this episode you’ll learn how Julia and Jordy the issue of plastic waste and actually turned it into a solution and a business and what they’ve learned along the way (from the good and the bad!). 


Plus, you’ll discover what they’ve learned from working with investors and the most powerful investments they’ve made in their business. 


In this episode, you'll discover…



  • How Julia’s previous careers steered her towards Great Wrap 
  • Why they’ve chosen to tackle plastic and food waste   
  • Great Wrap and their 10 year vision of a world without plastic
  • Why they’ve chosen to the United States as the first international country 



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Great Wrap Website: greatwrap.co

Great Wrap Instagram: @great_wrap


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